• JUNES General Assembly 2014

    The JUNES General Assembly 2014 will take place on 13.09.2014.

    11:00 – 16:00
    The formal General Assembly will be held at an exclusive conference venue in Lausanne down-town. The exact commence time and venue is soon to be communicated.

    16:00-23:00
    The formal GA will be followed by a BBQ at the lakeside of Lausanne, feat. a variety of sport activities in the spirit of Lausanne – the olpympic capital of the world – and the JUNESMUN 2014.

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    Intercultural Study Project 2014

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    Global Security Policy: Responsibility to Protect vs. State Sovereignty - The case of Kosovo and Serbia

    Throughout the 1990ies, the international community repeatedly faced grave difficulties handling humanitarian crises such as the ones in Somalia (1993), Rwanda (1994) or Bosnia (1995). In 1999, the NATO intervened in Kosovo to „avoid a second Rwanda“. This raised the question of how the international community should respond to interventions by a state, or a group of states, using military force to alleviate human suffering without explicit authorization by the UN-Security Council. The UN-Security Council at that time was unprepared to unilaterally legitimize the NATO’s use of force – but it didn’t sanction it either. In response to the situation, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) developed a doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) stating the following:

    “Sovereign states have the responsibility to protect their own citizens from avoidable catastrophe – from mass murder and rape, from starvation – but when they are unwilling or unable to do so, that responsibility must be borne by the broader community of states”. 

    It is the aim of the ISP to help get a nuanced insight and understanding of Global Security Policy in a short- mid- and long-term perspective, to get to know its actors and the citizen’s living and growing up in such an environment. The project will be developed upon questions like the followings: How did global security policy evolve since NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999? How do respective actors evaluate the situation? What are the heritages of the war in Serbia and Kosovo – on a national and international level – and what are the challenges, perspectives and what’s the potential of these two states? And finally, what is the role of Switzerland?

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    This year, the ISP is co-organized with the Association UNA-Switzerland.

    The organizational structure of the ISP’14 gives every participant a proactive responsibility. Each participant will get involved in one of the working groups in charge of an aspect of the project. The working groups will take care of the fundraising, the organisation of the preparatory workshops, logistics, the study trip and the final session. The detailed program will thus be created by all of the participants on a consensual basis. As initiators, Raphaël and Larissa are taking responsibility for the general coordination and management of the project.

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    The coordinators

    Contact_Larissa BieliContact_Raphael Bez

    Larissa Bieli

    … studied Political Science and History at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva and is currently working for the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs on Swiss-EU and European External Relations. During the past years, she gained a lot of experience in project management and coaching. On one hand she worked as a volunteer for the EU-Delegation in Switzerland and (student) organisations (e.g. the Young European Swiss and JUNES). On the other hand, she is the president of a girls’ gymnastic group, teaches young girls and young adults in gymnastics several times a week and obtained a diploma as an official Swiss gymnastics coach.

    Raphaël Bez

    … studied Political Science at the University of Lausanne and is currently finishing his MA in European Studies at the University of Fribourg. Additionally, Raphaël is working part-time as a project assistant in the international sector for the Swiss National Youth Council. He has been active as a volunteer for many years within the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement, as well as with Jugend&Sport. His engagement gave him the opportunity to develop capacities in leadership, coaching and project management. His involvements in the University of Fribourg’s MUN association and the Young European Swiss association contributed to his international experience.

  • Open position for JUNES Webmaster

    What is JUNES ?

    United Nations Youth Association Switzerland (JUNES) is an independent, non-partisan & non-profit umbrella organization, uniting all Model United Nations associations in Switzerland. JUNES was founded in 2007 by former Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey to sensitize Swiss youth to the work and value of the UN and bring the voice of civil-society youth to the UN. Since its founding JUNES continues to pursue its mission operating six national projects, two international projects meanwhile representing Swiss UN Youth nationally & internationally.

    What are the responsibilities of the JUNES Webmaster?

    The Webmaster of JUNES is appointed by the JUNES General Assembly in Lausanne 13th September 2014 and serve for one year from 13th September 2014 – September 2014 with possibility of extension. He or she will operate the JUNES in-house website, social media platforms and organizational designs. Furthermore the webmaster must work in close collaboration with our Translation team and mandated project teams.

    The position is non-remunerated, but rewarded with a recommendation from the Presidency of JUNES.

    The responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

    • Forge synergy with member association; keep information flowing from member associations to the JUNES platforms and vice versa.
    • Keep the Board of JUNES informed on current state of actions, progress & difficulties, of the online presence of JUNES.
    • In principle, take part in all monthly Board Meetings of JUNES.
    • Assist & supervise all mandated project teams, to generate online content.
    • Strengthen JUNES as the primary online platform for Swiss UN Youth interaction & action.

    Your profile:

    • Active student in Switzerland; Enrolled for B.A, M.A. or P.H.D at a Swiss University.
    • Residing in Switzerland until autumn 2014, with basic knowledge of Swiss culture & politics.
    • Proficient level in English & German or French. Knowledge of Italian & other languages an asset.
    • Some knowledge of PMP / HTML / CSS as well as WordPress.
    • Basic knowledge of social media interaction & engagement.
    • Interest in the United Nations System & Model United Nations.
    • Flair for working in a multicultural context & performing multi-dimensional tasks.
    • Natural talent for team-management, solid organizational skill & sense of responsibility.

    Interested?

    The current presidency remains at disposition for all interested candidates for unbinding & informal guidance.

    Send your CV with a brief description of yourself as soon as possible and we will get back to you with further information to initiate the nomination procedure.

    Contact: Co-President Isabel Heller Sørensen / Isabel@junes.org / +41(0)76 415 08 93 / +45 60 11 08 30

     

     

  • Open position for JUNES Presidency

    What is JUNES ?

    United Nations Youth Association Switzerland (JUNES) is an independent, non-partisan & non-profit umbrella organization, uniting all Model Untied Nations associations in Switzerland. JUNES was founded in 2007 by former Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey to sensitize Swiss youth to the work and value of the UN and bring the voice of civil-society youth to the UN. Since its founding JUNES continues to pursue its mission operating six national projects, two international projects meanwhile representing Swiss UN Youth nationally & internationally.

    What is the JUNES Presidency?

    The Presidency may consist of President & Vice-President, with the later serving as sub-ordered assistance to the President, or two Co-Presidents with side-ordered and equal responsibilities. The executive positions as P/VP or CO-Ps are complimented by the Treasurer, responsible for Fundraising & Finances. The Presidency is ultimately responsible to the Board of JUNES. Their primary task is to ensuring strategic and legal compliance with decisions of the Board of JUNES and subsequently for overseeing recruitment, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of all activities of JUNES. The presidency is, as all people working for JUNES, non-remunerated volunteer positions.

    “The Purpose of JUNES is to facilitate contact & exchange between member associations and the Presidency of JUNES serve to support and encourage this process. It has rewarded me with a great network of friends & contacts, given me tremendous working experience as is rewarded with a privileged recommendation from the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.” - Isabel Heller Sörensen, Co-President of JUNES ’13-’14.

    What are the responsibilities of the Presidency?

    The Presidency of JUNES is elected by the JUNES General Assembly in Lausanne 13th September 2014 and serve for one year from 13th September 2014 – September 2014 with possibility of extension.

    The responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

    • Forge synergy with member association; organize, prepare & manage monthly board meetings, remain available to assist & supervise member associations, take demand-driven approach to day-to-day decision-making processes & accommodate wishes of members.
    • Keep the Board of JUNES informed on current state of actions, progress & difficulties, furthermore assist the Board determine & monitor activities, opportunities & challenges.
    • Assist & supervise all mandated project teams, ensure compliance with sub-targets, reporting and evaluation mechanisms.
    • Represent JUNES to stakeholders & partners; Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Association Switzerland (GSUN), Swiss National Youth Council (CSAJ/SAJV), World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), United Nations Youth Association Network (UNYANet), United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), Mercator Foundation ect.
    • Strengthen JUNES as the primary platform for Swiss UN Youth interaction & action.

    Your profile:

    • Active student in Switzerland; Enrolled for B.A, M.A. or P.H.D at a Swiss University.
    • Residing in Switzerland until autumn 2014, with basic knowledge of Swiss culture & politics.
    • Proficient level in English & German or French. Knowledge of Italian & other languages an asset.
    • At least one year experience working or volunteering for non-profit organisations.
    • Profound knowledge and interest in the United Nations System & Model United Nations.
    • Flair for working in a multicultural context & performing multi-dimensional tasks.
    • Natural talent for team-management, solid organizational skill & sense of responsibility.

    Interested?

    The current presidency remains at disposition for all interested candidates for unbinding & informal guidance.

    Send a motivation letter (max. one page) with CV as soon as possible and we will get back to you with further information to initiate the nomination procedure.

    Contact: Co-President Isabel Heller Sørensen / Isabel@junes.org / +41(0)76 415 08 93 / +45 60 11 08 30

     

     

  • JUNES General Assembly 2014 in Lausanne!

    Dear Members, Sponsors & Partners, 

    A year has past, JUNES turns seven years old and the election term 2013/2014 of the presidency is coming to an end. Therefore the current JUNES Board & Presidency unanimously decided that this year’s General Assembly of JUNES will take place on 13.09.2013 in Lausanne. Save the date ! 

    The General Assembly of JUNES 2014 is the highest level decision-making body of JUNES. It will convene JUNES delegates and Presidencies of all 13 Member Associations. Each Member Association holds two-votes, which may be cast in favor, against or abstaining on a matter under discussion. It is the noble task of the JUNES General Assembly to convene annualy to decide on high-substantious matter of JUNES: Composition of Presidency, Long-term strategy, Entrusted projects, Annual budget ect.

    The current Presidency of JUNES consisting of Co-President Gabriel Füglistaler, Co-President Isabel Heller Sørensen & Treasurer Raphael Jakob, will not run for re-election! Position decribtions for President/Vice-President or Co-Presidents, Treasurer & Webmaster are published mid-July. 

    The preliminary Programme issued by the Co-Presidents and approved by the Board is the following:

    11:00 – 13:00 General Assembly (1st Session)

    13:00 – 13:30 Break

    13:30 – 15:00 General Assembly (2nd Session)

    15:00 – 15:15 Break

    15:15 – 16:30 Workshops ( 1.WordPress web design & Social media 2. Fundraising )

    16:30 – 17:00 Transfer to BBQ Venue

    17:00 – 19:00 Leisure activity inspired by the Olympic Capital

    19:00 –  23:00 BBQ by the Lakeside

    For the General Assembly 2014, the Presidency has strong ambitions to convene all current and future stakeholders of JUNES for a day in Lausanne. This include but are not limited to all former & current; JUNES delegates, JUNES presidencies, JUNES project managers & participants, Presidencies of  Member Associations, Sponsors, Collaboration organisations & other relevant partners. 

    Do not hesitate to save the date & bring your MUN friends.

    Contact, registration & inquieries : isabel@junes.org

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    ISP’14 Workshop II

    The Intercultral Study Project 2014 workshop at SWISSINT !

    The second preperatory workshop for the Intercultural Study Project 2014 on Security Policy will take place in Stans (NW) at the Headquarters for the Swiss Army’s Armed Forces International Command SWISSINT.

    More information will follow soon…

  • CSAJ Inter Association Football Tournament

    JUNES will attend with ambition and fair-play spirit despite questionable talent :)

    Join us ! Contact: gabriel@junes.org

  • Photo by Mathias Bojesen

    ISP’14 Workshop I

    The first ISP’14 Preperatory Workshop will take place in Geneva on 25th June 2014 !

    More information coming soon …

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    JUNES Newsletter #4 June 2014

    Summer has arrived and for many this means studying for finals followed by a long awaited summer holiday. For JUNES summer equals the Intercultural Study Project, this years edition evolves around Security Policy, State Sovereignty vs. Responsibility to Project doctrine. Have a look beneath for more info ! 



    Summer also means transition of the presidencies and boards in all MUN Associations. In September the election of a brand new JUNES Presidency is on the agenda. Do you have an novice leader in you ? We would be pleased to hear from you as the grooming of potential candidates has now begun !

    

In this edition we summarize the main activities for the Summer 2014, providing you with key dates and information about all upcoming events. 



    With these words we hope you will enjoy the newsletter
    and wish you all a truly excellent summer !

    // Editor & Friends…

    Read the online version here

  • Photo by Mathis Bojesen

    Meeting: ISP’14 Working Groups

    Meeting for all the ISP’14 Working Groups!

    The next ISP’14 meeting is on June 3rd 2014, from 19.00 – ca. 21.00 in Bern (SAJV-CSAJ offices). It is the goal, that as many as possible can attend. If you can’t come, please make sure that someone else of your working group can represent your part. A prov. agenda of the meeting can be found in the last Email of 16.4.14.

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